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EF1 tornado confirmed in Cumberland County during Sunday storms

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The National Weather Service confirms that an EF1 tornado touched down Sunday in Cumberland County about 5:22 p.m. CST. The tornado's winds reached an estimated 100 to 105 miles per hour, according to Henry Steigerwaldt with the NWS.

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Flood Watch: through Monday morning

Posted: 05/03/2009 - The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a Flood Watch for parts of East Tennessee, through Monday morning.

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Man shot, trying to protect his home

Posted: 05/02/2009 - Lifestar has flown a Northeast Knox County man to UT Medical Center with wounds that the sheriff's office says could be life-threatening.

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Car show revs up Knoxville-area economy

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Thousands of car lovers are expected to set their parking brakes in Knoxville this weekend. The annual National Street Rods Association show brings lots of chrome, but also cash.

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Alarm sounds at ORNL

Updated: 05/03/2009 - The Department of Energy spent about seven hours, Saturday morning and afternoon looking into what it calls the lowest level of emergency in a unit of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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TDEC: Tire company sustained series of fires

Updated: 05/02/2009 - The state is investigating a Knoxville tire recycling company it says has sustained three fires in a year, including Thursday night's blaze.

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Family searches for missing Cocke County teen

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Family and friends of a missing Cocke County teen are helping police with the search. 19 year-old Megan Maxwell was last heard from early Sunday morning. Her burned out car was found hours later along highway 25/70 in Newport, but no sign of the missing teen. A big group gathered this morning to scour the woods on foot to find some clue that might lead them to their beloved Megan.

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Pork producers say phrase 'swine flu' is hog wash

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Area pig producers are not taking a liking to the name Swine Flu. In fact, they say it hurts business seeing as how the flu isn't transmitted by pigs or eating pork.

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TVA ash spill estimate rises to $975M

Posted: 05/01/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority has raised its cost estimate for the massive coal ash cleanup in Tennessee to as much as $975 million and acknowledges the recovery process could take "several years."

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FDA announces recall of diet pill Hydroxycut

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Government health officials are announcing the recall of popular weight loss pill Hydroxycut, after reports of liver damage and other health problems.

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Covenant Health prepares for H1N1 cases

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Covenant Health is taking the necessary precautions to make sure their hospitals are ready for potential H1N1 flu patients.

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Gov. Bredesen honors for historic preservation

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Governor Phil Bredesen was in Knoxville on Thursday night where the East Tennessee Historical Society presented him with a plaque in recognition for his historic preservation efforts across the state.

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